Escondido eNews -- December 9, 2018
Sun, Dec 9 7:54pm
Escondido Elementary

ESCONDIDO ELEMENTARY eNEWS

 

12/10 -- Talent Show Information Meeting  at 6:30 pm in MP Room

12/15 -- Escondido Night at Maples Pavilion at 4:00 pm

12/21 -- Minimum Day, students released at 1:30 pm

12/22 - 1/6/19 -- Winter Break

1/7/19 -- School Resumes

1/8-10 -- Talent Show Auditions

1/14-23 -- Talent Show Rehearsals for Cast A, B, and MCs

1/24 & 25 -- Talent Show at 4 & 7 pm in the MPR

 

  

ESCONDIDO NEWS

 

ESCONDIDO TALENT SHOW 2019 - January 24 & 25

Talent Show Informational Meeting on Monday, Dec 10 at 6:30 pm in the MPR.

The Escondido Talent Show is a treasured school tradition.  All students, K- 5th are welcome to perform in the show; however, there are several steps involved before your lil' star can shine bright on the stage!  All student performers must register, audition and attend rehearsals.

Are you curious what is involved for the student to perform? 

Wondering what is  involved for the parents? 

All of your questions will be answered, please attend the~

Talent Show Informational Meeting on Monday, Dec 10 at 6:30 pm in the MPR.

 

This meeting is highly recommended for all, whether your child is a veteran to the stage or if it is your student's first time performing.  NEW THIS YEAR, we will invite experienced student performers to share their experiences and highlights.  The THEME will be revealed at the meeting. Volunteer sign-ups will be available, and if time allows we will meet in small groups, divided up by volunteer AREAS of INTEREST

 

5th Graders are able to serve as the Emcees for the show.  If your a 5th grader plans to be an MC, please attend this meeting.  Valuable information will be discussed and the 5th graders and their families play a huge part of the production. 

 

The meeting will take approximately 45 minutes.  If you are unable to attend, information will be posted on Konstella after the meeting.  

 

 

El show de Talento de Escondido es una querida tradición de la escuela. Todos los estudiantes de K a 5to grado son bienvenidos a participar en el show. Sin embargo, existen varios pasos previos para que su pequeña estrella pueda brillar en el escenario. Todos los estudiantes artistas deben registrarse, audicionar y asistir a los ensayos.

¿Quisiera conocer qué implica para el estudiante participar?

¿Quisiera saber qué tienen que hacer los padres?

Todas estas preguntas serán respondidas. Por favor asista a la Reunión Informativa sobre el Show de Talento el Lunes 10 de diciembre a las 6.30 pm en el MPR.

Les recomendamos asistir a esta reunión a todos los interesados, independientemente de si el estudiante ya participó o si es la primera vez sobre el escenario. LA NOVEDAD ESTE AÑO: vamos a invitar a estudiantes artistas experimentados para compartir sus experiencias y cuestiones importantes. EL TEMA será revelado en la reunión. Las planillas para voluntarios estarán disponibles, y si el tiempo nos lo permite, vamos a reunirnos en pequeños grupos, divididos por el ÁREA DE INTERÉS del voluntario.

Los estudiantes de 5to grado podrán ser los presentadores del show. Si su hijo/a se encuentra en 5to grado y desea cumplir esta función, por favor asista a la reunión. Se brindará información valiosa y los estudiantes de 5to grado y sus familias tendrán un rol importante en la producción.

La reunión durará unos 45 minutos. Si no puede asistir, la información estará disponible en Konstella al finalizar el encuentro.

 

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Escondido Night at Maples Pavillion

Come join your friends & family (and teachers!) onSaturday, Dec 15th, 2018 to see your

Stanford Men’s Basketball team in action!

4:00p Tip-off  Stanford vs Eastern Washington

Tickets are only $10 which includes great tickets to the game and Stanford SWAG (poms,buttons, etc…)

 

**Drop off check made out to Mindy Haase in front office by Thursday, Dec 13th or Paypal mindyjhaase@gmail.com (This is a community building for Escondido and profits will benefit 5th grade graduation/trips/class gift). Tickets will be distributed near Will Call on game night!

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Escondido Principal's Newsletter

 

 

DISTRICT & PTAC NEWS

  

**NEW** EACH FRIDAY! Superintendent's Weekly Board Update

Read Dr. Don Austin's Weekly Board Update, published new each Friday https://www.pausd.org/news

 **NEW**URGENT STANFORD GENERAL USE PERMIT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT INFO MEETING 

Wed Dec 12, 6:30-7:30P at JLS Cafeteria -- this will be recorded and live-streamed

PTAC is hosting a community Stanford GUP informational meetings re: The Stanford GUP, a very BIG building project in our neighborhood and one that will impact our children's education on a daily basis.  The GUP will be effect for the next 17 years or until 2035.  Please try to attend! We'd love to have parent representatives from all schools: esp. those that will be directly impacted by this plan: Although all schools will be impacted, Nixon Elementary, Escondido Elementary, Addison Elementary, Duveneck Elementary, Walter Hays Elementary, Greene Middle School, and PALY are the schools closest in geographic proximity to the proposed housing at Quarry Road.

 

Honorable Joe Simitian is our elected County Board of Supervisor official. He has the authority to negotiate the terms of this Development Agreement on our behalf. And he wants to hear from us. A member of Joe's staff member, Kristina Loquist, Policy Aide, will attend tomorrow's meeting to provide us with the nuts and bolts of this GUP. Bring your questions. For more go to www.CountyStanfordDA.org.

 

This PTA Council Executive Board has begun to advocate for items crucial for the safety and quality of education at all of our 17 schools. The Executive Board has a **Wish List** including Safe Routes to School, on site after school childcare, subsidized housing for teachers/staff, etc. Our interests are aligned with our school district. The PAUSD Board unanimously voted week before Thanksgiving to include the following items as terms in the Development Agreement. They are:

 

1) a 4-acre parcel of land and funds to build a neighborhood school; 

2) funding for any student that are from tax exempt Stanford housing; and 

3) a one-time developer impact fees as required by law.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

 

**NEW**Mindful Moms Group with Krassi Harwell

Tues Dec 11-Feb 26,  12-1:30pm  67 Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Join our community of wise and caring moms as we navigate the rich and rewarding journey of raising kids into adults.  We’ll practice yoga, meditate, and tap into the healing power of togetherness as we share stories, strength and support.  For moms who have kids of all ages!  Be a wise mom – build your support network.  Registration is required for this group offered in partnership with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.  Scholarships available upon request. More Info: http://mindbodymoms.com/moms-groups/ Register: http://mindbodymoms.com/schedule/


**NEW**FREE Women’s Wellness Intro Class: A Taste of the Season with Jalene Salus

Fri Dec 14,  10am-12pm  St. Mark’s, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA

In this FREE class, Jalene Salus will offer an introductory taste of Integrative Nutrition as she shows you some sweet and simple ways to nourish your mind, body and spirit.  Enjoy a little taste of some seasonal spring bites while you discuss foods to support your unique body – and your family. Jalene will show you how aligning your self-care with the rhythm of the season can guide you on your path of women’s wellness as she engages you in fulfilling dialogue with other thoughtful, wise women.  Registration is required for this FREE workshop as space is limited! More Info: http://mindbodymoms.com/wellness-groups Register: http://mindbodymoms.com/schedule/ 


**NEW**Spring Women’s Wellness Group with Jalene Salus

Fri Dec 14-Feb 15, 10am-12pm St. Mark’s, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA

In this nourishing group, Jalene Salus will share the wisdom of Integrative Nutrition as she introduces sweet and simple ways to nourish your mind, body and spirit.  Enjoy a little taste of organic, local, seasonal bites while you discuss foods to support your unique body – and your family’s health. Jalene will show you how aligning your self-care with the rhythm of the season can guide you on your path of women’s wellness as she engages you in fulfilling dialogue with other thoughtful, wise women.  Registration is required as space is limited! Scholarships available upon request. More Info: http://mindbodymoms.com/wellness-groups/ Register: http://mindbodymoms.com/schedule/


**NEW**Paly Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale – Paly Glass makes great gifts! 

Dec 14, Fri 3-6 pm, Dec 15, Sat 11-4 pm inside the Tower Building, (Administration Bldg)

Glass snow-people, reindeer, ornaments, cups, bowls, candy cane and more. Paly Glass makes great gifts: it supports a local non-profit.  It supports the ARTS. It's a unique hand-made treasure that brings JOY.  Made by Paly instructors, alums and students. Sales benefit the Fiery Arts program which creates opportunities for students to participate in an amazing sculpture curriculum.  Live demonstrations! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors! Free cookies & hot cider!

www.facebook.com/PalyFieryArts

https://sites.google.com/site/palyglass/home/july-clay-glass-festival  Contact: PalyFieryArts@gmail.com


**NEW**Silicon Valley Boychoir Auditions

Fri, Dec 14 by appointment, Palo Alto, 600 Homer Av. Palo Alto

Auditions for the January semester will be held at the choir's rehearsal location near downtown Palo Alto.  Open to 2nd-4th grade boys. High school and middle school boys with choral experience may audition for upper levels.  SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-reading, while providing flexible scheduling for busy families.  In addition to their own winter and spring concerts, SVB performs for local events including appearances with Stanford University Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra, West Bay Opera, Schola Cantorum of Mountain View, and singing the national anthem at sporting events. 

Email info@svboychoir.org or visit http://svboychoir.org


**NEW**Create Memories, Not Waste This Holiday Season: Tips for the City of Palo Alto

The best gifts don’t come in a box. “Stuff” eventually ends up in the landfill, but memories last a lifetime. Think outside the box and consider giving movie tickets, park passes, art classes, yoga classes, wine tasting, or other gifts that offer the experience of a life well-lived. For more waste-free gift ideas, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/zwholiday



Paly Choirs 16th Annual Madrigal Feaste

Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9, 1:30PM seating/refreshments; 2PM show, Palo Alto High School, Performing Art Ctr.

King Henry VIII welcomes you to his 2018 16th Annual Feaste.  The King welcomes all ye to his palace to join him and his family in the festivities of the season.  Ye shall hear the finest choirs in all the lands, see a jester of unparalleled talent, and feast on sumptuous tea sandwiches and desserts. Appropriate and fun for all ages.  Huzzah! 

Tickets available at https://palychoir.vbotickets.com/events .


Dream Volunteers Summer 2019 Family Service Trip to Latin America 

Trip takes place June 24, 2019 – July 1, 2019.  Deadline for sign-up is January 13, 2019.

Dream Volunteers, a local non-profit, has been organizing service trips abroad for schools and families since 2007.  A service trip with Dream Volunteers is an incredible way to immerse your family in a beautiful culture, while make a difference in the lives of people striving to lift up their communities.  Sign-ups for next summer's Guatemala Family Volunteer Trip are happening now online.  This trip is appropriate for families with kids between pre-school and high-school age. Click here for trip info 

There will be a live webinar with more information about the trip on Dec 5 at 7:30pm using this link: https://zoom.us/j/898941891 

Or you can reach out directly to Dream Volunteers with questions at info@dreamvolunteers.org.


Donate/Buy Board Games and Puzzles To Benefit Paly Music Program

Sat, Dec 8, 9am-2pm, Paly Flea Market, Palo Alto High School parking lot (Corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero)

Try some new board games during winter break! Work on a new puzzle! Make room on the shelf and donate your used board games and puzzles for a good cause.  Come drop off gently used board games and puzzles and get some new ones at the Paly flea market.  Shop for handmade ceramics, vintage glasses, fresh flower arrangements, Paly Sports Boosters gear, and much more.  Enjoy a burger, hot chocolate and dessert prepared by Paly music students.  Did you know that you can rent a space to sell your own artisan or used items?  All funds raised through the Paly flea market benefit the Paly music program.

Questions? Contact Colleen Nielsen, colleen.nielsen@gmail.com  or Heike Fischer, hef5683@yahoo.com


Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts Winter Glass SALE – Paly Glass makes great gifts! 

Dec 14, Fri 3-6 pm, Dec 15, Sat 11-4 pm, PA High School, inside the Tower Building, (Administration Bldg). 50 Embarcadero Road across from Stanford Stadium.

Glass snow-people, reindeer, ornaments, cups, bowls, candy cane and more.  Paly Glass makes great gifts: it supports a local non-profit. It supports the ARTS.  It's a unique hand-made treasure that brings JOY.  Made by Paly instructors, alums and students.  Sales benefit the Fiery Arts program which creates opportunities for students to participate in an amazing sculpture curriculum.  Live demonstrations! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors! Free cookies & hot cider!

www.facebook.com/PalyFieryArts

https://sites.google.com/site/palyglass/home/july-clay-glass-festival

Contact: PalyFieryArts@gmail.com  


Holiday Extravaganza with TWOSET VIOLIN

Sun Dec 9, 3PM, Smithwick Theatre 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) is thrilled to host TwoSet Violin, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, whose hilarious skits and classical send-ups have garnered over 200 million social media viewings worldwide. Our Holiday Extravaganza includes all five PACO orchestras performing separately as well as together for some Handel favorites.  You never thought classical music would be this much fun. This concert is PACO's only ticket event ($30 general / $40 preferred seating). For details and to purchase tickets visit: www.pacomusic.org


Play Palooza – The Children’s Theatre Ten Minute Playwriting Contest

Submission Deadline:  Fri Dec 21, 2018 12AM

The Children’s Theatre is pleased announce the 2018-19 Play Palooza Ten Minute Playwriting contest. Play Palooza gives young writers an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents.  Students can submit original work in three categories:  Elementary School (3rd-5th grade), Middle School (6th-8th grade), and High School (9th-12th grade). Winning plays receive a staged reading at the Children’s Theatre, and winning playwrights receive   prizes donated by the Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre.  Submissions can be submitted electronically to christopher.luciani@cityofpaloalto.org



Will Your Child Be a 6th or 9th Grader Next Year?

Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) has posted some helpful tips on how to get prepared for middle and/or high school.  And if you missed their info nights at Greene, JLS, Fletcher, Paly or Gunn, they have the presentations posted.

Helpful Tips and Preview Night Presentations


Know a Child Who Loves to Sing? Cantabile Youth Singers Invites You to Come Sing With Us! Registration and auditions for grades K-8 happening now.  Registration for our Winter/Spring 2019 semester opens Nov 20, 2018.

Cantabile is a community-based children’s chorus serving the greater Silicon Valley area, striving to bring the highest quality musical education in a choral setting to young singers from ages 4 years to 18.  With our carefully planned and innovative curriculum, we build a foundation in choral musicianship, music literacy and appreciation, while also fostering a caring and supportive family-like atmosphere for friendships to grow for our singers.  We offer a number of after-school rehearsal options, each featuring a wide range of musical activities, including singing, movement, improvisation, instrumental activities, and musicianship.  Singers in grades 3-8 should call today to arrange an audition, while singers in grades K-2 may simply register for a class now by visiting our website below.  Come sing with us as we embark upon our exciting 2019 spring semester!

To audition or to learn more about our chorus levels and our upcoming semester, please contact us: info@cantabile.org | 650.424.1410.  Classes are conveniently located in Los Altos | cantabile.org


Lego Club

Fri, Dec.21 4-5PM Children’s Library, Fireplace

Come and build with Legos at the Children's Library, and have your creation displayed for everyone to see and enjoy.

 

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Free SingFest Minicamp

Registration Open; Sat, Jan 12,  9:30A - 12P, 178 Clinton St, RWC

Let your 7-10year old boy test-drive this ‘best choir of the Peninsula’ for himself at a free half-day minicamp.  Low-key, no-obligation auditions are integrated into the morning; no previous singing experience needed. Boys offered Ragazzi membership start rehearsing in January, 2019.  Beginning groups start slow, then grow, meeting in Redwood City and San Mateo for choral singing and theory instruction. SingFest is free, and spots will go fast at bit.ly/SINGFEST.  Can’t make it to SingFest but want to audition?  Go to http://ragazzi.org/join-us/book-audition/

 

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ Music and Movement classes open

Register Now; Mon, 3:15 and 4:15 sessions, Jan. 28 – May. 20, 178 Clinton St, RWC

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ engaging class for active young boys is now open. It’s a great option for boys not quite old enough for Ragazzi’s main program. This class is tailored for boys ages 5-7 with little or no previous musical experience. Students explore rhythm games, channel their energy through music learning and learn concepts they can apply in any musical setting.  $375 for 15 weeks; sibling discounts. Contact swilen@ragazzi.org, 650-342-8785. Register & more info at bit.ly/musicmov

 

STEAM Lab Sunday @ MP

Sun, Dec 16, 2:30-3:30PM, Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room

An interactive program featuring different S.T.E.A.M. related projects. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math). Grades K-5 only. Registration required. Registration opens 3 weeks in advance.

 

Society of Bookworms @ CH 

Wed, Dec 19, 4:00-5:00PM, Children's Library, 1276 Harriet St.

Discuss a great book with your friends at the Children's Library! The book will be announced at least one month in advance. Registration Desired. Grades 4-6 only.